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Usually, what comes out of the mouth of a Chicago mayor has little real effect on the rest of Illinois. We’re part of the same state, but are thousands of miles apart on almost every … more
Like the seemingly unending winter in Central Illinois, election season is never ending. Just ask Edgar County Clerk August Griffin. Last November’s state and midterm elections immediately gave … more
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered on his campaign promise of a graduated income tax this week by unveiling a whopping $3.4 billion plan. That extraction of dollars from taxpayers’ … more
Those of us who live downstate — defined as anything south of I-80 — understand the importance of our small towns and our schools. In many ways, they reflect our identity. That was … more
Clark and Edgar County high school juniors and seniors are receiving insight on the employment opportunities in the two counties — and learning there’s no reason to leave to find good job. The … more
(Editor’s note: “Is There a Santa Claus?” reprinted from the September 21, 1897, edition of The New York Sun.) We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, … more
Americans bid goodbye this week to former President George H.W. Bush “a man of great faith and great integrity, a truly beautiful human being, and to honor his noble character, his life of service, … more
The administration of Paris High School, the community’s two school superintendents and the Paris Police Department are to be commended for quickly resolving the latest incident at the high school … more
Thanksgiving 2018 provides an opportunity for each and every one of us to do more than watch football, eat turkey and continue to argue over the midterm election. Instead, we can use the day to … more
Sunday — Nov. 11, 2018 — Edgar County will pause and recall the end of the war to end all wars. One hundred years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month, leaders signed an end … more
Amid the negative talk about drugs, crime and rural thefts, Paris has found its pride again, thanks to the Paris High School football and volleyball teams. The football team finished the season … more
Glory be and saints be praised, we have a state budget.Ok, that might be a little over the top, but who among the disenchanted Illinois residents really paid any attention to what was going on in … more
Memorial Day is traditionally a time when Americans pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice — their lives — in arms since the birth of our nation.This Memorial Day, … more
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